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The Terminator Reviews

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Alan Jones
Radio Times

Wittily written with a nice eye for sharp detail, it's hard sci-fi action all the way.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 5/5

April 1, 2014

Total Film

A nerve-bludgeoning, relentlessly exciting action movie masterpiece.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 5/5

April 1, 2014

People Magazine

[Cameron] keeps things under control nicely, though, right through the final confrontation.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

April 1, 2014
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Still a toss-up between The Terminator and Aliens as to which James Cameron picture ranks as his best, this propulsively exciting yarn about a murderous cyborg has long staked its claim as a classic -- science fiction or otherwise -- for the ages.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 4/4

February 23, 2013
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Still one of the most harrowing science fiction films in James Cameron's repertoire...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

February 18, 2013
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

Remains a surprisingly meditative work, its concentrated visceral bursts not unlike punctuation marks among something more brooding, even prayerful.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

May 23, 2011
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com

Throughout his extraordinary, legend in his own time career, James Cameron has done very little that cannot be legitimately considered well ahead of its time.

Full Review Source: Bangitout.com | Original Score: 4/4

December 30, 2010
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

I remain perpetually amazed by how magnificently Cameron keeps the tension up... there is not a single moment that isn't operating at 100%.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 10/10

December 6, 2009
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

A cyberpunk picture that flirts with emotional resonance but mostly focuses on the gut...testosterone-fueled, estrogen-boosted action melodrama.

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 25, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A brilliant sci-fi film that cleverly combines strong storytelling with suspense and killer set-pieces.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

May 22, 2009
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

James Cameron's fast-paced, downright propulsive directorial sensibilities ensure that there are few lulls within the narrative.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

May 21, 2009
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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As for Schwarzenegger, he nicely fleshes out the convention of a soulless gun for hire. With his choppy hair, cryptic shades and state-of-the-'80s leather ensemble, he looks like the Incredible Hulk gone punk.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 18, 2009
Jay Scott
Globe and Mail
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An efficient, cold-blooded sci-fi splatter movie that never makes the mistake of forgetting that on some level it is deeply ridiculous.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail

May 18, 2009
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience

"TECH%u2022NOIR" indeed. He's a futuristic machine and this movie is pitch black with menace.

Full Review Source: Film Experience | Original Score: A

May 15, 2009

Film4

The original and best film from the franchise -- iconic, heady, dark and exciting.

Full Review Source: Film4

June 17, 2008
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a work of pulp art to see the future guv of California rip out someone's heart.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

March 27, 2008
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

Gritty, clever, breathlessly paced, and dynamic despite the dark shadow of doom cast over the story, this sci-fi thriller remains one of the defining American films of the 1980s.

Full Review Source: Turner Classic Movies Online

December 29, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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As a souvenir of a kind of B-grade action cinema that has all but vanished, The Terminator should find a small place in the heart of every movie addict.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 1, 2007
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

A sci-fi actioner as relentless as its cyborg title character. The megabudget sequels are very good, but the low-budget original is still the best.

| Original Score: 8/10

March 5, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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More than enough violence to make it a profoundly moral film; and Arnold's a whizz.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
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